Tennessee county advances resolution opposing same-sex marriage

Unicoi County, Tenn. Associated Press

ERWIN, Tenn. — Unicoi County could become the next in a growing number of Tennessee counties to call for an override of the U.S. Supreme Court‘s historic ruling on same-sex marriage.

The Johnson City Press reports that the Unicoi County Commission has voted to have County Attorney Doug Shults review two versions of a resolution asking the Tennessee General Assembly to both uphold the state constitution’s definition of marriage as a legal contract between one man and one woman and to refuse to accept the Supreme Court’s landmark June ruling in favor of same-sex marriage.

The Dec. 28 vote occurred following a presentation by members of the Family Action Council of Tennessee.

Family Action Council representative Charlene Thomas says similar resolutions have already been adopted in Johnson, Sullivan, Greene and McMinn counties.

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